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Valuation Office

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 29 November 2006, Official Report, column 734W, on the Valuation Office Agency, and the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 18 January 2007, Official Report, column 1328W, for what reasons the automated valuation model is not defined as a full computer-assisted mass appraisal system. (128539)

An automated valuation model is one component of a fully integrated computer-assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) system. The latter would include, for example, a geographic information system, which the Valuation Office Agency does not have.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library the most recent version of the advice given to the Valuation Office Agency staff on health and safety in the field, including guidance on surveying equipment. (128636)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) on 23 March 2006, Official Report, column 531W. There has been no update to the document since it was placed in the Library.